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Beauty as Business: Research on Women Entrepreneurs in India

September 30, 2013

Thanks to television and Bollywood, Indian women have become more aware of new trends and demand an ever-expanding range of services for their hair, skin and nails from local beauty parlors. The result is that beauty parlors can be seen in almost every neighborhood and street, from low-income neighborhoods to busy streets and markets to posh suburbs.

Women’s World Banking highlights opportunities for Papua New Guinea Central Bank to serve women

September 23, 2013

September 23, 2013 Women’s World Banking had the privilege of participating in a collaborative workshop in Port Moresby, co-hosted by the Central Bank of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the UNCDF Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP), intended to generate ideas from a range of stakeholders to include in the strategy. This gave us a unique opportunity to utilize our research…

Microfinance and domestic violence—causality is not as straightforward as you think

September 17, 2013

Saif Mohammad Moinul Islam, private sector engagement coordinator at Care Bangladesh, wrote a letter to to The Guardian Global Development Professionals Network last week with the provocative headline: "Domestic violence in Bangladesh: blame it on microfinance."

Women should not have to choose lower-paying jobs

September 12, 2013

Whether in a developed country such as the United States or in the low-income neighborhoods of Colombia, women are constantly making income decisions based on a social and cultural default that they are responsible for children and the household.

A travel note from Tunisia

September 9, 2013

Women’s World Banking supporter Maureen O’Toole wrote of her travel experience in Tunisia earlier this year.

Celebrating one year of leadership community

September 4, 2013

In celebration of our Community’s One Year Anniversary, we asked members to share photos of themselves working with their teams and to tell us their leadership philosophies. We are now pleased to share them with you through this video!


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